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June 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Southmoreland hires new pupil services director

There is a new member to the Southmoreland School District administrative team. School directors voted unanimously Thursday to hire Ronald Heitchure as the school psychologist/director of pupil services at a salary of $90,456. More...


‘Shield’ actor gets 40 years to life in wife’s killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on the TV show “The Shield” was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison after tearfully apologizing for fatally shooting his wife but still insisting he didn’t mean to kill her, much to h More...

‘Ali! Ali!’: The Greatest is laid to rest in his hometown

More than 100,000 line streets as hearse make its way past his childhood home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny. More...

Going back in time in Mt. Pleasant

Delving back to the days of poodle skirts and Bobbie socks, local businessman Ed Christofano invites everyone to once again join him on a trip back in time as he prepares to play host to the 3rd annual “Rock Around the Block” car cruise event. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1770, Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia by accidentally running aground on a shoal. In 1963, Alabama Gov. More...


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“He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. More...


Membership meeting The Braddock Trail Chapter, NSDAR will meet at the Chapter House, 200 South Church Street, Mt. Pleasant on June 16. A covered dish lunch will begin at noon followed by the business meeting at 1 p.m. More...

How to prepare for travel abroad

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife and I will be traveling outside the country for the first time — exciting but scary. We both have chronic illnesses. What preparation is necessary? More...

7th Annual Erika’s Walk to take place in Dunbar

A Dunbar man hopes to continue his successful fundraising efforts on behalf of his granddaughter next weekend. Bill Bryner will host the 7th Annual Erika’s Walk, benefiting the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF), on June 18. More...

Bridgeport man returns to scenes of military service

To say Oct. 11, 1945, was a big day for Bridgeport’s Carl R. King would be an understatement. More...


Keith A. King

Formerly of Scottdale

Keith Allen King passed away, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the age of 74, at David Grant Medical Center on Travis AFB, CA. He was born on June 17, 1941, to Harold and Genevieve King in Scottdale, PA. More...

Vivian June King


Vivian June (Parker) King, 89, of Scottdale (Kingview), passed away at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at her residence. She was born June 10, 1926 at Kingview in Upper Tyrone Township, a daughter of the late William W. More...


What made Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest”

Another View

We have become immune to it — the call of the carnival barker. It is part and parcel of today’s celebrity-driven culture. It’s all about me, myself and I. More...

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The three questions that still nag

National Perspective

Last week’s presidential primaries from New Jersey to California seemed to settle the big questions in this phase of the race to the White House. More...


Peperak earns B’nai B’rith honor

Connellsville graduate to play soccer at Pitt

As a soccer player at Connellsville High School, Alex Peperak was instrumental in helping the program go where it had never gone before. Peperak was a key component in the Falcons’ transition into a playoff team. More...

Murray’s confidence hardly shaken by Game 5 setback

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray’s slender frame has spent the last two months seemingly impervious to the increasingly massive weight on his shoulders. More...

Cardinals beat Pirates in 12 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitcher Adam Wainwright, pinch-hitting because the Cardinals were out of positon players, hit a two-run, two-out double to spark a six-run 12th inning as St. Louis beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-3 on Friday night. More...

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